ISLAMABAD – The family members of Brigadier Ali Khan, who is facing the charges of inciting coup and conspiring for an attack on the GHQ, have accused the army leadership of the influencing the court martial proceedings, reported the BBC.

Malik Bashir, the younger brother of the detained brigadier, said the civilian lawyer was not being allowed to meet Ali Khan, adding that when the counsel, Asad Manzoor Butt, visited the Sialkot Cantt, he was barred from meeting Ali, although the timing had been finalised with the permission of top officers. According to the BBC, Bashir feared that the court martial process would not be transparent and impartial, saying the army insisted that the defence counsel appointed by it could only meet his brother. The army was using delaying tactics about initiating the legal procedure, he claimed. Ali is accused of having linkages banned Hizbut Tehrir and planning attack on the GHQ, for which he also tried to purpose the chief of the 111 Brigade chief and other officers.